Clinical and laboratory evaluation of the hypercoagulable states.

Journal Article (Review)

In summary, every patient presenting with a new (or recurrent) thromboembolic event should be carefully assessed for potential predisposing factors. This starts with a thorough patient history and complete physical examination. If indicated, the clinical assessment is then used to guide the clinical laboratory evaluation for a potential hypercoagulable state. Identification of a specific hypercoagulable state, primary or secondary, is extremely important in the prognosis and therapeutic management of the individual patient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Macik, BG; Ortel, TL

Published Date

  • June 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 375 - 387

PubMed ID

  • 7656547

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-5231

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States